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the leadership of the vice minister and of course in his capacity as not only the vice ministry of commerce, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent one, and one that hopefully will discuss the many more ways that we can not only do business, but to work together to solve the world's problems. this is what happens here in san francisco. we cannot just talk about the problems. we will try to discover ways to solve them. this is, i think, the essence of why this ministry is here today. i want to also congratulate and thank the state of california for its investment in the bay area and in our city and to know that we want to and we wish to help lead this conversation and these discoveries with our friends in china. thank you and welcome back to the old gold mountain. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. i would li
edwin lee, the hon. minister of the deputy of commerce, the consulate general of china in san francisco, the minister of the embassy of china in the u.s. [speaking foreign language] and the tenant governor newsome is mcclaren's -- lt. gov. newsom is joining us. [speaking foreign language] for the first year, the investment promotion energy and china sf to sign a memorandum of understanding. they are recycling the purchase contract. congratulations. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite both to sign the letter of tintend for soybean purchase -- intent for soybean purchase. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessing the ceremony. thank you very muc
policy for the san francisco chamber of commerce. i have a letter for each us, stating the clam bers' strong support in the increase of tami medallions. the unmet demand for cabs in san francisco is well-documented and well-demonstrated. this need is only going to grow as the citis a population grows as our business continues it rebound and tourism increases. as anyone who visits or lives or works in san francisco will tell you there are not enough cabs on the street and with all due respect to the drivers because i believe what they are saying about their own reality, it's true in their cases, but as a consumer, and someone who lives here, as i do in district 9, and works in the city. i will tell you treasvirtually impossible for me to get a cab most of the time. so in representing the chamber, we want to convey to you the chambers' strong support and urge you to increase the number of medallions. >> thank you. next speaker. >> peter witt. >> good afternoon, mr. witt. >> with all due respect to the chamber of commerce, mostly impossible. what does that mean? we do have a dispat
rich trumka say. >> we invest in roads, bridges, and infrastructure and every chamber of commerce i've met throughout our country believes we need to do more. >> here is what i need. i need a partner. what i've done here, cut taxes, streamline government. reduce regulation, if i did that with this, think how many jobs we're going to create. >> all right. now, you've got to sense where each side is coming from. to ben stein, sandra smith, charlie gasperino what, do you think. >> i'm biased, i believe in business, i believe in pro growth policies and that's what it is. business versus-- big business versus big welfare, i've seen them both up close and personal and i tell you big welfare is destructive and stops innovation and that's what big government is, by the way. >> neil: so you're for obama. (laughter) >> that blew me away i worked hard for it, but we spend it. that's ridiculous, that's crazy. and i just don't get it. by the way, i thought the democratic convention was so mean-spirited, so anti-american, that it's hard for me to believe this country is tilting in that direction
them separate respecting their differences but finding commerce both ways. >>> this is the web sites and the celebration on this coming friday the 14th if you want to drop been 230 to 430 come on by we are an affiliate of the graduate theological union in accretive this gte because of its incredible intellectual spiritual environment. >>> it's a bunch of seminaries put together a great resource. critic and programs in jewish studies and muslim steadies and buddhist studies conversations that are really huge. >>> have you been able to involve and invite the muslims and buddhists and jewish community into this dialogue? >>> absolutely and we will do more of it the role of science and dialogue become more and more per important and that some exciting piece with all began quite a bit of it. >>> if you get someone its jewish and some muslim and someone baluchistan someone protestant likely in this town together what's happening what is the state of that dialogue? greater to what extent are jewish christians and muslims concerned ricks said about the idea that the universe began 13.7 b
something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today.
valley. the local weather forecast growth that was going to be a chamber of commerce to. flies in the yellow green for spring. i can hear the rhythmic whir of a few cicadas. first of the year coming up from the riverside. that's the reason joe grand. the car sentra up-and-down taking target this across the highway. we are surrounded by millions of acres of land that once belonged to the ancestors of my neighbors. and suddenly, her voice builds encrusting shriek, which usually happens on the final word of the phrase like life, taken the vow and bending at several different directions before her breath rundown, then she coughs. she coughs a lot. as your early in the morning, late at night. you're clearly when she's sitting on the patio smoking a joint. the throat clenching and tissue creating deep inside her chest. everyone's been a while, he responds, but he never shows as loudly as she does. look at you, you're psycho. they are dealing. we have noticed the traffic. perhaps a dozen cars a day trip through. these customers are men, i'll expand on his as mexican-americans can't th
else going on.. everybody talked out the hurricane still and the chamber of commerce.er f you learn more spending a day n and taking the tour and you seee all of this residue which remains. if you spend a lot of time onhe the ground and learn much from r being there if galveston is unusual or unique, then theane. impact is this an francisco with the earthquake or even southlseg florida. miss degette was not a defining event because so much also stolen. he was eclipsed and destroyed soan much of the city there bysped beating houston to the north this competition. i spent a fair amount of time.r i looked down at least six times g lot of research in the library there. who has been to galveston? on event to galveston expecting something like charleston. li t what i was surprised that isuse when you go there in the heart c of the city today you can't get september 8th because somethinga fundamental changed. after the storm city built the daise sea level and then elevated thed entire city anywhere from 8 feet to 2 feet and raised thes mis cathedral if you can imaginetild that the whole ci
of these things were just chamber of commerce boosters. some of it was above land planning. silva was about race and poverty , but it was a conversation that americans are starting to have as they can see the signals that things were not going quite right. this is the 1970's. energy crisis. staring us in the face. and this is not just among the grass roots left. big business people. this is just common sense. many to plan our future. when reagan was elected, the solar panels ripped of the white house. more importantly, photo showed the future out of -- was not going to be -- the future was not calling to be shipped by government, it was going to be determined by the market. that mind-set has been reinforced in reinforced in the echo chamber of our politics. so people are confused about that. they also don't understand. the doe and as -- they also don't see the importance of working together collectively. see, when the polls show was that the country is going to hell, but i'm going to be okay it tells you there's a disconnect. the connection was made by the new deal between the future, the collec
. challenges like illicit drug trafficking, trans-national crime and terrorism, in hansen commerce between nations, and dealing with climate change. it requires courage and leadership to take the first step toward mutual understanding. i have been particularly impressed recently with the president of colombia as he reaches out to two of his neighbors to restore diplomatic relations. they do not always agree on everything, but they can now work together on issues of security in and across their borders. i am particularly pleased that he has begun talks with the farc. this morning, i was on the radio with the president, talking about this problem, which i hope he will resolve with the support of other leaders in his country. likewise, to improve the relationship between my country and cuba, that requires courage on both sides. i am distressed that the united states -- that they continue the economic embargo against cuba and displayed no interest in furthering or improving diplomatic relations. all of us have continued to press the cuban government to respect human rights and political openne
night the local weather forecaster wrote to it would be a chamber of commerce day and i could hear the cicadas coming up from the riverside those states gain target practice and we're surrounded by millions of acres of publicly and that once belonged to ancestors of my neighbors. and suddenly heard oasis builds the ball bad then sit and several different directions. vichy will call off. all lot. i hear that night when she sits on the patio it is quick and sharp everyone's in awhile he responds but he never shouts adds law of the. look at you. you are psycho. they are dealing. we notice the traffic seven cars per day. the customers are men young and old mostly in the work truck some come early some to raise rates job but there's clearly after finishing work and some in the middle of the day. and it just so happens there prominent in the area. one member of the klan owns a nightclub i am told our old connected family. they passed on the advice of local law enforcement after she suspected he stole the lawn mower. >> we cannot do anything but if you want to take action issue to drag h
with you. you were content site and then you added commerce. >> i think that my advice to anthony would be similar to what we've done. it's kind of an all in one place play. just the way that he explained that, it was like he wasn't talking about the trophies being anything particularly different. it was really a question of it being a synergy with his existing business. so i think bundling, packaging, putting those things out there in one place i think is where he's going to be able to communicate the value most easily. >> you started as content and have added products. >> so now we have financial planners off our content base to answer your questions. i think the way i would tackle this is go to your users. we have a set of customers we talk about, about 3,000 that literally give us feedback on a regular basis. ask your customers what do you want us to build? what would you be excited to build? they're the most likely user base to buy whatever you build. >> this vip list of users, how did you recruit them and do you pay them? >> we call it learn vest labs. they write into us on a regu
lie detection. there the commerce is pushing the science a little bit faster than maybe it ought to. i agree. >> the science. >> the science, right, exactly. >> ok, we have some questions from the audience that i would like to ask. and i think most of these are probably for the doctor. first question, how does the brain research impact drug cases when the defendand is an addict? >> addiction does bad things to the brain. it dramatically changes the brain. in certain individuals, there is enormous vulnerabilities and risk factors from genetics and brain function that can precipitate or make it to be easier to get addicted to drugs. and there have been, i think, quite a bit of neuroscience focusing on trying to develop better treatments for individuals by understanding the mechanism of those changes. in the courtroom, i believe that to help judges, judges when we do the education, one of my collaborators who does this work teaches them how the brain changes with addiction, et cetera, et cetera. that may be helpful for judges sentencing to drug courts for addiction problem instead of pris
, the chamber of commerce, the labor council, surrounding businesses, and many surrounding neighborhoods and neighborhood groups. why? because it's a great project. and let's be honest. nothing about the merits of this project has changed since then. eight washington will revitalize a horribly underutilized stretch of the waterfront currently cut off from the rest of the city. the only thing that's changed is a group of people have forced this onto the ballot. this is disturbing to have a referendum on a a planning and zoning matter. we know how difficult it is to have a residential project from this city and to let a group of people stop a project is very serious, and this will have an effect not only on market rate... >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. and again let me ask if there are members of the public that wish to speak, please line up. >> i am not one of the well-healed people. i got signatures on the ballot, and i didn't pay for them, no one paid me for them. i went out and i got them. you all are being asked to uphold referendum causes. the referendum causes have been
commerce secretary and romney supporter, carlos gutierrez and also the founder of carmax, austin ligon. >> i want to play you something that elizabeth warren now a candidate for the u.s. senate said at the convention. >> the system is rigged. look around. oil companies guzzle down billions in profits. billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries and wall street's ceos, the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around congress with no shame demanding favors and acting like we should thank them. >> let me start with you. do you understand why businesses think that the obama administration has been anti-business. >> well, you have to differentiate between wall street and businesses. wall street is concerned that we put regulation back in place, and they caused essentially the financial collapse and we don't have a regulatory system to solve that yet. in enormous numbers the finance industry has been against the president this time, because it is in their interest. broader business is much more evenly spread, and -- >> and yet we hear all
, the corporate entities, chamber of commerce, "free trade, nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china, will be the greatest thing since sliced bread." all right? the end result is that in the last ten years, we have seen 55,000 factories in america shut down, millions of decent-paying jobs lost. you go out to elderly people and they say, "i can't buy a product made in america anymore. where are the factories? where are the decent-paying jobs?" so i would like to see the president get up there and say, "you know what? we're going to rethink our trade policies. i want corporate america to start investing in america, not in china." other things that he could be doing, certainly, i think the much maligned stimulus bill, to my mind, was one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime, in my state, money into bridges, into roads, into head start, into sustainable energy, created 6,000, 7,000 jobs when we needed it a whole lot. you need more of that. i just got off a plane a little while ago. believe me, our airports are in trouble. roads, bridges, schools, w
everything that has happened for the past two decades, telecommunications, commerce, the internet, practically everything that has happened has tended to weaken the nation states. as opposed to the era in which he grew up, the era of industrialization were practically everything seemed to strengthen the nation. your not all student-aged. think back to when telecommunications were such that they were either run by the state or run by a state government monopoly. remember those days? everything seemed to strengthen the state. in this current era, everything seems to erode the power of the state. there are lots of expressions of this erosion of the power of the state in this portion of power down below the state level to non-state actors even in the direction of individuals. lots of expressions of that. if we were here for a different topic, we could fill this space this afternoon talking about cyber danger. someone in their mom's basement door their dad's garage could actually cause great harm, again a product of globalization pushing out. we talk about trans-national crime and what
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